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Intro: Em  A  Bm 

Em               A           Bm 
 I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear
Em            A               Bm 
 I like my toast done on the side 
Em              A               Bm                                 
 And you can hear it in my accent when I talk
       G      A           Bm
I'm an Englishman in New York


Em               A             Bm 
See me walking down Fifth Avenue
Em         A              Bm 
A walking cane here at my side
Em               A     Bm 
I take it everywhere I walk
       G      A           Bm
I'm an Englishman in New York


Em      A    Gb7         Bm7 
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
        G     A           Bm
I'm an Englishman  in New York  
Em      A    Gb7         Bm7 
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
        G     A           Bm
I'm an Englishman in New York


Em               A             Bm 
If "manners maketh man" as someone said
Em               A             Bm 
Then he's the hero of the day
Em               A             Bm 
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
       G        A               Bm
Be yourself no matter what they say


Em      A    Gb7         Bm7 
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
        G     A           Bm
I'm an Englishman in New York  
Em      A    Gb7         Bm7 
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
        G     A           Bm
I'm an Englishman in New York


D                       A
Modesty, propriety can lead to not oriety
Bm7                          Gb
You could end up as the only one
 G                        A
Gentleness, sobriety are rare in this society
   Gb                                 Bm
At night a candle's brighter than the sun

Interlude: Em  A  Bm 

Em               A             Bm 
Takes more than combat gear to make a man
Em               A             Bm 
Takes more than license for a gun
Em               A             Bm 
Confront your enemies, avoid them when you can
        G     A           Bm
A gentleman will walk but never run


Em               A             Bm 
If "manners maketh man" as someone said
Em               A             Bm 
Then he's the hero of the day
Em               A             Bm 
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
        G     A           Bm
Be yourself no matter what they say


        G     A           Bm
Be yourself no matter what they say -repeat-


Em      A    Gb7         Bm7 
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
        G     A           Bm
I'm an Englishman in New York  
Em      A    Gb7         Bm7 
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
        G     A           Bm
I'm an Englishman in New York
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2 Comments

  1. if anyone is here from Broughton house song 2015 – its -4

  2. littledragonblue

    -2 for an easier version that sounds really nice.

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